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Part of the "Dark Reign" event
Part of the "List" story arc

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Quote1.png What can I say? I've saved the best for last. Tonight I'm going to kill the Amazing Spider-Man. Quote2.png
-- Norman Osborn

Appearing in "The Last Name"

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Synopsis for "The Last Name"

Spider-Man/Peter Parker is ticked off that Osborn is considered the good guy and that he is responsible for letting this happen. Unfortunately, as he discuss with his co-workers at Frontline, there is nothing good to incriminate America's top cop, including his claim about the experiments on illegal immigrants. Yet, Norah Winters reveals that she snatched blueprints for the Oscorp building in Manhattan from her attempted infiltration of Avengers Tower.

Later, at the aforementioned Oscorp building, Osborn tells Victoria Hand that he intends to kill Spider-Man, not as a task, but his reward. But when he opens a door to his lab, he finds Spider-Man, having downloaded video footage showing him using both the Goblin and Supersoldier serums on a living being, including vivisection. Reacting quickly, Spidey yells, "Look! Naked Belgian!", making Osborn turn around, giving him the opportunity to escape. Osborn chases after the wall-crawler, glad at the opportunity to take down his nemesis. He fires at Spidey, causing a section of a building to fall down on unsuspecting civilians. Spider-Man quickly saves them.

Osborn announces to everyone that Spider-Man is a terrorist, whom he's trying to apprehend. Though Spidey doesn't believe that anyone will fall for that, the people around him start cheering for Osborn. Spider-Man, with help from his Spider-sense, avoids any shots fired at him. However, he gets hit by a Uni-beam. Luckily, because the star shape on the Iron Patriot's chest makes the experience less painful for Spidey. He is then ganged up by many people. Osborn lands to diffuse the situation, grandstanding about his civic duty. However, refusing to let his archenemy win, Spider-Man pounces on Osborn. The fight is broadcasted live to every TV in New York, including Frontline, a cyber cafe's computers, Oscorp and even to Harry Osborn. Nonetheless, Osborn throws a truck at him, before holding Spidey by the arm. He tells Spidey his plan to fry his brain and the flash drive containing the incriminating footage with his Uni-Beam on a magnetic frequency. But he decides to figure out the right pose, in case any photographer, like Peter, is around. Spidey manages to swing a kick to his Uni-beam projector, causing damage that starts to heat up, forcing Osborn to open his face plate. By the time the smoke clears, Spider-Man is gone. He follows the webs before finding Spidey's costume. He then decides to shift his attention to the flash drive, and walks into a cyber cafe, figuring that Spider-Man would've already passed it on to someone else. He then spots Peter, right on a computer. However, Peter yells to everyone in the cafe about their "hero" is here. The suddenly rush of the crowd gives Peter enough time to send the video to everyone computer in the cafe and all his friends. Osborn destroys a few of the computers but it is no use. He turns his repulsors to Peter, claiming that he doctored the footage. However, Peter stands up to Osborn, stating that he's a taxpaying American citizen who hasn't broke any laws and can't do anything else to him. Osborn relents and swears to Peter that he has just made his list, before flying off to suppress the release of the video.

Peter leaves the cafe with rounding applause. He even receives a call from Robbie Robertson, congratulating him on a job well done. However, the phone is snatched from his hand by Norah, furious that he e-mailed the footage to Betty Brant first.

Peter walks away, glad that he finally put a chink in Osborn's armor.

Appearing in "Thin Air: Part 5"

This story is a reprint of the comic
The Pulse #5.

Synopsis for "Thin Air: Part 5"

This story is a reprint of the comic
The Pulse #5.

Solicit Synopsis

Norman Osborn has saved the best for last as he takes on the most personal item on his evil To-Do list. The violent tension between Spider-Man and Norman has grown for years and has been building to a boil for the last few months after Osborn’s last defeat at Spidey’s hands at the end of America Son. Norman can no longer put off what needs to be done. Plus, the story from Pulse #5 outing Norman Osborn as the Green Goblin to the world.

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